Where is this area code 503

Country code / prefix 00503

The prefix 00503 or the country code +503 belongs to the country El Salvador. In order to be able to make phone calls from Germany to El Salvador, the use of the international code 00503 is mandatory. To make a call to El Salvador, first enter the country code on your device: 00503. The international code is followed by the national code. The leading "0" of the national code is not dialed. Finally, add the digit sequence of the local number of the person called in El Salvador to the phone number.

More information about the area code 00503 / +503

In El Salvador (North America), around 7,332,000 people live in an area of ​​approximately 21,100 square kilometers. A not inconsiderable proportion of the population lives in the capital, it is called San Salvador. The official languages ​​spoken in El Salvador are: Spanish. Internet pages from El Salvador have the international domain ending sv.

Country codes such as 00503 or +503 for international calls to El Salvador are necessary because the telephone networks in the individual countries have developed independently of one another. The telephone network in Germany has developed independently of the telephone network in El Salvador. There may therefore be overlaps in the national number ranges of 2 countries. A call number can of course only be assigned to exactly one connection: If there were several connections with the same call number, it would not be correctly resolved and assigned to the correct party. In this case it is also said that routing is not possible.

Example for the use of the country code of +503:
For example, you would like to call the number 0123/4567890 (national code / number in the local network) in El Salvador. For this example, dial the following number on your telephone or mobile phone: 00503 123 4567890

What is the difference between 00503 and +503?

Country codes are given in 2 different notations. For El Salvador, the country code 00503 is sometimes mentioned and the country code +503 is sometimes mentioned. What exactly is the difference between these two notations? The notation of the international country code with the + (i.e. +503) comes from the world of cellular networks. In which 00 (e.g. in 00503) in the country code it is the so-called traffic elimination number. The traffic elimination number depends on the country in which you are - it indicates, so to speak, that you want to call "abroad". The 00 from the traffic elimination number, however, is only a recommendation issued by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU for short). There are some countries in the world that do not follow this recommendation and where the 00 as a traffic elimination digit does not work. If you are in these countries, you have to choose a different sequence of digits to call abroad. Examples of this are Canada or the USA. In these two countries, 011 must be dialed as the country code in order to make a call through an international exchange. For example, if you want to call El Salvador from the USA, you don't dial 00503, but rather 011503 for a connection to El Salvador.

In the mobile communications sector, the + Introduced as a placeholder to make international phone number formats more uniform, easier to understand and easier to understand. This works in almost all cellular networks around the world +without having to worry about the traffic elimination rate for the country in question. For a call from the USA to El Salvador, you also dial +503 on mobile communications, so you don't have to worry about the corresponding traffic elimination number.


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